Search suspended for man off Galveston coast
Published 7:52 am Friday, October 12, 2018
Special to The News
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a person last seen in the water near Seawolf Park in Galveston on Thursday.
Search crews covered more than 259 square miles for about 23 hours.
Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report Wednesday evening of a person in the water from the ferry John W. Johnson. The walk-on passenger was reported to be a Hispanic male in his early 30s wearing a cream jacket, green shirt and blue jeans.
Involved in the search were:
- An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter
- A Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat–Medium and a 29-foot Response Boat–Small
- Galveston Police Department
- Two motorized lifeboats from the John W. Johnson